Spencer Man Charged After Pursuit

A Spencer man faces multiple charges following a high speed pursuit early Tuesday morning through portions of several northwest Iowa counties. 

The Spencer Police Department says it started around 2:45 a.m. when a deputy attempted to pull over a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver… 42-year-old Robert Ryker of Spencer… failed to stop and led officers on a pursuit that went south of city limits at speeds exceeding 90 mph.

Clay County deputies joined in the pursuit which went into the southeastern part of Clay county. The pursuit continued into portions of Buena Vista, Palo Alto, and Pocahontas Counties. Authorities say the vehicle came to a rest in a ravine in Pocahontas county. 

Ryker was then taken to Spencer Hospital for evaluation. He was then taken to the Clay County jail where he was charged with driving with a revoked license, eluding, failure to file SR-22 insurance, failure to maintain control, failure to display registration, improper use of registration, reckless driving, unsafe turn or failure to signal, failure to obey a stop sign and yield the right of way, speeding, and fifth-degree theft.

(Story from Y-100, Spencer)